Suu Kyi in Germany hopes Myanmar can overcome strife

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Suu Kyi in Germany hopes Myanmar can overcome strife

BERLIN, April 10, 2014 (AFP) - Myanmar pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi said on a trip to Germany Thursday that she hoped her country could also overcome its internal divisions amid deadly Buddhist-Muslim strife.

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Myanmar to hold by-election before general election

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Myanmar to hold by-election before general election

Myanmar will organise another by-election for 31 open parliamentary seats before its general election in late 2015.

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Germany offers Myanmar 50 pct debt relief

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VietnamPlus English 7 month(s) ago

Myanmar and Germany have signed an agreement to cut the former’s debt owed to Germany by 50 percent, or as much as 542 million EUR (704.6 million USD).

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Myanmar carrier to boost international routes with lease deal

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Myanmar carrier to boost international routes with lease deal

SINGAPORE – Myanmar's national carrier on Tuesday signed a deal to lease 10 Boeing aircraft worth nearly $1 billion that will ply international routes in a bid to tap booming tourism as the once-reclusive country opens up to the world.

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Norwegian lawmakers nominate Edward Snowden for Nobel Peace Prize

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Norwegian lawmakers nominate Edward Snowden for Nobel Peace Prize

Two Norwegian lawmakers have jointly nominated National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize, they said Wednesday on their party website.

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Myanmar protesters call for end to harsh laws

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Myanmar protesters call for end to harsh laws

YANGON – Several thousand people joined a rally in Myanmar's main city on Sunday to call for the abolition of repressive laws and an end to politically related arrests.

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Myanmar President backs constitutional amendment

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VietnamPlus English 9 month(s) ago 1 related news

Myanmar President U Thein Sein on January 2 expressed his belief that a healthy constitution must be amended from time to time to address national economic and social needs.

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Myanmar president supports changing army-drafted constitution

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Myanmar president supports changing army-drafted constitution

YANGON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Myanmar's president gave his backing on Thursday for amending a military drafted constitution and indicated support for changes that would make Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi eligible to lead the country.

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Myanmar frees all political prisoners

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VietnamPlus English 9 month(s) ago

The Myanmar President's Office on December 31 announced the release of all remaining political prisoners by the end of the day in a bid to ensure stability, lasting peace and national solidarity.

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Myanmar opposition party to take part in enter 2015 polls

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VietnamPlus English 9 month(s) ago

The National League for Democracy (NLD) has announced that it will enter Myanmar’s upcoming general election in 2015 even if a constitutional measure barring its leader Aung San Suu Kyi from running for president is not amended.

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Myanmar's next general election set for late 2015

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VietnamPlus English 10 month(s) ago

Myanmar's next general election will be held in late 2015, local media quoted Chairman of the Union Election Commission U Tin Aye as saying.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi looks to Singapore as model - minus the materialism

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi looks to Singapore as model - minus the materialism

SINGAPORE – Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi cemented Singapore's role as a major economic partner and model for her country on a five-day trip to the island, taking home what she said were valuable lessons on education policy and anti-graft measures.

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Former BBC radio host in court to face sex charges

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Former BBC radio host in court to face sex charges

One of Britain's best-known radio presenters from the 1970s and 1980s, who counted Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi among his fans, appeared in court on Friday accused of sex offences over a 30-year period.

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Myanmar to free all political prisoners by year end: president

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VietNam News English 15 month(s) ago 1 related news

Myanmar President Thein Sein said on Monday that all political prisoners would be freed by the end of the year and that a ceasefire with ethnic groups was possible within weeks.

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Myanmar leader to visit London and Paris 'within days'

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Myanmar leader to visit London and Paris 'within days'

Myanmar's President Thein Sein will embark on a four-day visit to Britain and France within days, an official said Tuesday, as the international community continues to welcomes reforms in the former junta-ruled country.

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